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Porto is a mutated wine from Portugal, produced only in the Alto Douro Valley, about a hundred kilometers from the city of Porto where are located the big trading houses in Villa Nova de Gaia.
It is a bit to Colbert then Prime Minister of King Louis XIV that we owe the Porto. Indeed he proclaimed an embargo against England and the English, depriv...

Porto is a mutated wine from Portugal, produced only in the Alto Douro Valley, about a hundred kilometers from the city of Porto where are located the big trading houses in Villa Nova de Gaia.
It is a bit to Colbert then Prime Minister of King Louis XIV that we owe the Porto. Indeed he proclaimed an embargo against England and the English, deprived of our wines of Aquitaine then had to turn to the wines of Porto. These wines do not support the trip. An English merchant Sir Beardsley is thinking of adding brandy pure wine to prevent it from turning. It is in this form of mutated wine that we know Porto.
The treading at the foot of grapes in Lagares (large concrete vats) to the sound of accordions is still done for folklore but also for the best ports (Vintage and LBV).
The mutage takes place during the fermentation, when the must reaches 7 ° to 8 °, it is added a wine brandy grading at 77 °. This addition of alcohol has the effect of stopping any fermentation. The sugar contained in the must at this time that would have quietly transformed into alcohol during the alcoholic fermentation is then found to be residual sugar (which explains the sweet side of the Port). There are two major families of portos. The Oxidative Ports, (Tawny, Colheita ..) and the Reductive Port (LBV, Vintage, Crusted).
The Oxidative Ports are raised in casks then in barrels (pipas) and are therefore in contact with the air through the wood. Oxidation of the wine is possible. These already oxidized Portos can easily be kept for one year once the bottle is opened.
Les Portos Réductifs, are raised 2 years in lightning then are bottled and continue to improve. These wines are very long-lasting wines from 20 to 40 years old. These Port wines that have not been oxidized can not be kept long once the bottle is opened like the wines we know.
Porto Ruby is on the border of the two types of Port because it spends 4 to 6 years before being bottled. It is fruity and marked by slight oxidative notes.
We offer a wide range of Portos including Ramos Pinto Houses and its Lagrima, Taylor's, Burmester, Andresen, Barros, Churchill's, Sao Pedro, Quinta do Tedo.

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